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#EnterTheMetaverse Writing Contest 2022: Round 2 Results Announced!by@hackernooncontests
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#EnterTheMetaverse Writing Contest 2022: Round 2 Results Announced!

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With 70k+ reads and 37% of the Votes, the clear winner this month is The Metaverse is Not Real, Yet by @barthillerich. In the second place, we have Why Tim Cook has got it wrong on augmented reality vs. the metaverse by @therealsjr. The third position is won by @walo's Playing God in the Fucking Metaverse. In the fourth place, we have Metaverse Concept Analysis: Threats and Reassurances by @strateh76. The fifth position is won by @moderneremite's The Metaverse; A Future You Cannot Escape.

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Gamers, Assemble! It’s time to #EnterTheMetaverse. Here we are with the Round 2 results announcement of the writing contest hosted by HackerNoon and The Sandbox.


This contest is a tribute to all gaming and blockchain enthusiasts out there. Here’s your chance to win from the monthly prize pool of 6000 SAND Tokens by submitting an article to HackerNoon about Metaverses and blockchain gaming.

You can write about anything surrounding the metaverse and metaverse development, your favorite blockchain games, gaming metaverses, NFTs, play-to-earn platforms, and more!​


OR - because we’ve only a few days left - you can enter to win by simply filling out and submitting this metaverse prompt before November 30th!


#EnterTheMetaverse Writing Contest October 2022 Nominations and Winners

We picked all the stories with the #enterthemetaverse tag on HackerNoon, published in October 2022. Then we chose the top stories using 60:30:10weightage respectively to:

  • Number of hours read
  • The number of people reached
  • The freshness of the content


Here are the top ten stories in round 2:


  1. The Metaverse is Not Real, Yet by @barthillerich
  2. Meet Joel Dietz, Founding Member of Ethereum, MetaMask Architect, and CEO of MetaMetaverse by @vicloskutova
  3. Playing God in the Fucking Metaverse by @walo
  4. The Metaverse; A Future You Cannot Escape by @moderneremite
  5. How to Build a Web3 Game eShop with React, Solidity, and CometChat by @daltonic
  6. How to Richly Preprocess your IPFS NFT Images and Metadata by @daltonic
  7. Why Tim Cook has got it wrong on augmented reality vs. the metaverse by @therealsjr
  8. How Will We Decorate Our Virtual Homes in the Metaverse? by @lillgibbons
  9. Metaverse Concept Analysis: Threats and Reassurances by @strateh76
  10. The Metaverse is the Next Generation of Digital Interaction in Virtual Reality by @qadeemarif


With 70k+ reads and 37% of the Votes, the clear winner this month is:

Bart has written some great pieces in the past. This one is pretty good too. It explains some common misconceptions of the metaverse like how No One is “Building the Metaverse”. I enjoyed that and he also covers some of the biggest companies in the game right now. - HackerNoon Editor


Congratulations, @barthillerich! You have won 2000 SAND Tokens!

In the second place, we have:

This one is from a verified contributor! Would be cool to see a piece that we put no editorial time into win. I like how the writer uses a quote from Apple CEO which was big in the news to grab attention but then use that to talk about the metaverse and why AR is imperative to it. Great use of screenshots throughout, as well as statistics to bolster his points. Talks about 1 company and an AR app theyre building and it isn't too promotional but a good example of AR tech that will power the metaverse. - HAckerNoon Editor


Excellent read, @therealsjr. Congratulations on winning 1500 SAND Tokens.

Another most-liked story this month is:

I can't tell if it's the Nigerian sense of humour or the hilarious memes and analogies in this article, but this was an excellent read.  It's a careful mix of observational research and solid facts mixed together in a comical hotpot. - HackerNoon Editor


Yay, @walo! You have won third place and 1200 SAND Tokens!

In fourth place, we have


Humans are driven to explore the unknown, discover new worlds, push the boundaries of scientific and technical limits, and then push further-- oftentimes without finding out the consequences. Thankfully,this guy  has summed up the consequences in 8 H2 tags and a 5 minute read. The article has poked more loopholes  in the entire Metaverse idea, which is important to it's potential existence. - HackerNoon Editor

Yay, @strateh76 - another feather in your cap! You have won 800 SAND Tokens.

The fifth position is won by:

Talks about both the advantages and drawbacks of metaverse technologies and gives practical examples while asking important questions the readers would linger on. Excellent writing style to boot. - HackerNoon Editor

Congratulations, @moderneremite! You have won 500 SAND Tokens.